*Course Descriptions based on the 2012-2013 Undergraduate Catalog and/or Spring 2013 Graduate Catalog.

Graduate Courses

  • 510 Survey of Mining. 3 hrs.

An overview of mining to provide the participant with a general understanding of mining history, development systems terminology, procedures, methods and safety and health activities.

  • 511 Mine Safety Program Analysis. 3 hrs.

This course prepares the participant for the effective analysis of safety programs and provides some specific applications in the mining environment.

  • 512 Mine Safety and Health Legislation. 3 hrs.

A survey of the legislation that has affected safety and health in mining with special emphasis of the Federal Mine Safety and Health Act of 1977.

  • 513 Mine Safety and Health Management. 3 hrs.

This course covers the principles, functions and philosophies of mine management.

  • 514 Hazard Control in Mining. 3 hrs.

A study of how to recognize accident potential throughout the mining industry.

  • 525 Statistics/Biostatistics, Epidemiology and Industrial Hygiene. 3 hrs.

Statistics/Biostatistics, Epidemiology and Industrial Hygiene as these subjects relate to health hazards in the mining environment. (PR: Module #1 of the Advanced Industrial Hygiene Program)

  • 526 Industrial Toxicology and Airborne Contamination in Mining Environments. 3 hrs.

Principles of Toxicology: biochemistry, biological monitoring, biological transformation and chemical hazards. Properties, behavior and measurement of airborne particles. Special topics: sampling and evaluating airborne asbestos dust. (PR: Module #1 of the Advanced Industrial Hygiene Program)

  • 527 Physical and Biological Health Hazards in Mining and Milling Operations. 3 hrs.

Physical hazards: heat, noise and radiation. Biological hazards: atmospheric transport of microorganisms that cause disease. (PR: Module #1 of the Advanced Industrial Hygiene Program)

  • 580-583 Special Topics. 1-4; 1-4; 1-4; 1-4 hrs.

A study of special topics not offered in regularly scheduled courses.

  • 585-588 Independent Study. 1-4; 1-4; 1-4; 1-4 hrs.
  • 591-594 Workshop (Selected Topics). 1-4; 1-4; 1-4; hrs.
  • 621 System Safety Engineering in the Mining Industry. 3 hrs.

A study of the analytical tools used in the recognition, evaluation and control of exposure to hazards in the Mining Industry.

  • 622 Accident Prevention in the Mining Industry. 3 hrs.

A survey course which discusses why and how mining accidents occur, factors in successful safety programs and the recognition, evaluation, and control of accident causes.

  • 624 Mine Haulage and Transportation. 3 hrs.

A study of the operation of hoisting haulage equipment used in the mining industry.

  • 625 Philosophical Concepts of Mine Safety and Health. 3 hrs.

An analysis of the philosophies of mine safety and health; application of these philosophies to actual mining situations.

  • 626 Safety and Health Research in the Mining Industry. 3 hrs.

An analysis and study of selected works of national and international authors concerning mine safety and health.

  • 627 Health Hazards in Mining. 3 hrs.

A broad spectrum approach to the mine health field which includes: the principles for recognition, evaluation and control of health hazards in mining.

  • 628 Man, Machines and the Environment in the Mining Industry. 3 hrs.

A study of the interactions of man, machines and the environment. The role of these interactions in causing or in preventing accidents.

  • 629 Problem Analysis and Consultation in Mine Safety and Health. 3 hrs.

A study of the rational process of problem solving decision making consultation with emphasis on realistic case studies.

  • 631 Mine Accident Investigation and Reporting. 3 hrs.

A study of the principles, techniques and procedures of investigations of mine accidents including attendance in court and report writing.

  • 635 Sampling, Industrial Ventilation, and Respiratory Protective Equipment for Mining and Milling Operations. 3 hrs.

Gas, vapor and particulate sampling – industrial ventilation for control of health hazards. Use of respiratory protective equipment to control health hazards. (PR: Module #1 of the Advanced Industrial Hygiene Program)

  • 636 Threshold Limit Values: Sampling and Analytical Techniques. 3 hrs.

Threshold limit values and material safety data sheets. Hands-on experience in collecting industrial hygiene samples and subsequent laboratory analysis of the samples. (PR: Module 1 of the Advanced Industrial Hygiene Program)

  • 637 Stress and its Impact on Safety and Health in Mining. 3 hrs.

A study on stress and its impact of safety and health in mining. Activities will be scheduled to enable the student to apply, in a work setting, some of the basic stress concepts.

  • 679 Problem Report. 3 hrs.
  • 681 Thesis. 1-6 hrs.

Individual research on a specific problem of concern to the student and of siginficance to mine safety.

  • 690-692 Seminar. 1-4 hrs.